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Defense set to grill accuser in Army sex case

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Defense lawyers for an Army general facing sexual assault charges say they plan to press his primary accuser on inconsistencies in her story. Full story...
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Split NC education board OKs new testing levels

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A split North Carolina State Board of Education has agreed to change how students will be labeled based on standardized test scores in a move which means more students will be considered proficient in skills and courses. Full story...
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Three more people die of the flu in North Carolina

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Three people died of the flu in North Carolina last week, down from the previous week and a sign that the illness is in decline. In all, the state Department of Health and Human Services says 85 people have died from the flu since the season began in November. Full story...
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State Sen. Martin Nesbitt dies of stomach cancer

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State Sen. Martin Nesbitt, who this week stepped down as minority leader because of illness, has died. He was 67. Senate Democratic Caucus Director Ford Porter said Nesbitt died Thursday after being diagnosed last week with stomach cancer. Full story...
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Judge: Duke must clean up contaminated groundwater

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videoA North Carolina judge says Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate the source of groundwater pollution at its coal ash dumps. Full story...
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General admits guilt on 3 counts; denies assault

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An Army general accused of sexual assault is pleading guilty to three lesser charges, but maintains his innocence on five remaining counts. Full story...
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Prosecutor in Army sex case wanted charges dropped

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The former lead prosecutor in a sexual assault case against a US Army general wanted the most serious charges dropped after he became convinced the accuser had lied. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds Duke-Progress deal

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videoA North Carolina appeals court has upheld the regulatory decisions that made Duke Energy Corp. the country's largest electric company. Full story...
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National Park Service sites draw tourists in NC

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A report from the National Park service shows visitors to its sites at both ends of North Carolina drew visitors who spent a lot of money in 2012. Full story...
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NC waste management director retiring in June

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North Carolina's chief landfill and hazardous waste regulator is retiring this spring. Division of Waste Management Director Dexter Matthews told agency workers Monday of his decision to leave June 1 after 13 years at his current job and 30 years in environmental and public health protection. Matthews says his plan had always been to retire at 30 years. Full story...
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Winter weather advisory posted in North Carolina

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It's March, but winter has not given up in North Carolina. School systems dismissed classes early Monday after the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for much of the central and eastern parts of the state. Full story...
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NC state Controller McCoy to retire

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North Carolina State Controller David McCoy is retiring from his job at the end of the month in a move that will end a public service career spanning more than 30 years. Full story...
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Panel preps jury trial amendment for NC ballots

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A proposed change to North Carolina's Constitution involving jury trials is on the ballot in November, so a state panel is meeting to write an explanation for voters. Full story...
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2 shot at crowded hotel party after CIAA tourney

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A basketball tournament in Charlotte ended with violence at a party at a hotel that featured rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs. Full story...
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